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Letters to the Editor Policy

| October 20, 2022 12:00 AM

The Leader welcomes letters from our community. Please keep in mind the following points when sharing your opinion:

  • Shorter letters are the best read – please keep submissions to 300 words or less.
  • All letters must be signed and include the author’s address. If we can't verify a letter, we won't run it. All letters appear on a space-available basis with no date guaranteed.
  • We won’t run letters that are in poor taste, potentially libelous, or attack a local business.
  • Editor reserves the right to edit for brevity and clarity.
  • Maximum of one letter per writer per calendar month. Please note we are not guaranteeing a monthly letter from anyone.

Regarding political letters

  • No letters to the editor from candidates, members of their immediate family, or from their campaign staffs will be published. Those are paid political ads.
  • Please refrain from submitting letters for or against a candidate on the week before the election (that’s Oct. 31 for the Nov. 3 edition). We will not run letters criticizing a candidate within a week of the voting, because the person attacked doesn't have a fair chance to respond.

Submit your letters online at leaderadvertiser.com/ or email directly to editor@leaderadvertiseer.com.

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